Taipei--Stargazers in Taiwan will have a good chance to view the Lyrid meteor shower on April 22 when it peaks that day, the Taipei Astronomical Museum said on Saturday.
While the annual Lyrids are active from April 16-25 each year, the best time to see them is after 10:30 p.m. on April 22 and before dawn, the museum said.
Astronomy buffs can expect to see dozens of shooting stars per hour during the peak period thanks to little interference from a waning crescent moon, according to the museum.
However, given the uncertain weather conditions in spring, the museum is to allow visitors access to its high-powered telescope from 7-9 p.m. every Saturday until the end of April, making it easier to see the shooting stars as well as other stellar objects.
The meteor shower gets its name because its radiant is located near Alpha Lyrae, the brightest star of the constellation Lyra.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel